A recent coaching call with clients, who are very much in love but couldn’t seem to settle on how to achieve a growth oriented relationship, has inspired this episode. The woman in the couple is extremely committed to her personal growth through an extensive morning routine including meditation, journaling, and self-care every day. While not opposed digging into growth, her husband is a very ambitious entrepreneur who, after a hard day at work, desires to hang out with his wife in a lighter manner by focusing on the laughter, and fun moments the majority of the time.
This creates an ongoing tension between the two of them because they believed having a growth-oriented relationship, and feeling satisfied and content, were mutually incompatible.
In this episode, I discuss:
- How this couple can get into alignment with one another
- Is feeling content really the opposite of being deeply committed to personal growth?
- Why a desire does not imply dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs
- How to want more while being content with what you have
As a relationship and intimacy coach, I always want you to be able to see how what you have is beautiful, while also believing it’s worthwhile to create even more goodness and connection in your relationship. Today you’ll learn that you don’t have to choose one or the other!
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About Alexandra Stockwell, MD
Her mission is to change the cultural narrative around long-term relationships from one of ongoing stagnation and compromise to the delectable joy and deep gratification a couple feels while building passion and excitement together, every day.
For over two decades, she’s been guiding men and women to bring pleasure and purpose into all aspects of life— from the daily grind of running a household to creating ecstatic experiences in the bedroom—all while maintaining extraordinary professional success!
Alexandra Stockwell, MD supports family happiness through facilitating healing and joy for couples.